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Platt Family History

Platt Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Platt or Platt Bridge in Lancashire, named in Middle English with Old French plat ‘flat’, ‘thin’ (see Platte), in the dialect sense ‘plank bridge’.English: topographic name from Middle English plat ‘plot of land’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English plætt).Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’.German: variant of Platte 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Platt Families

  • Number of Platt families
     260 - 518
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Platt families
     1,715 - 3,428
     572 - 1,714
     1 - 571
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Platt families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Platt Family Origin

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Platt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Platt

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Platt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Platt census records

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Platt Civil War Service Records

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